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COLD HEAT NEWS » Entertainment, People, Philantrophy » ALL ABOARD THE C- GATE: STARRING SHELLY SKANDRANI AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL-ETA, DESTINATION GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL STARDOM VIA INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCER BASIL MOORE..

ALL ABOARD THE C- GATE: STARRING SHELLY SKANDRANI AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL-ETA, DESTINATION GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL STARDOM VIA INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCER BASIL MOORE..

Emad  Asfoury, IS THE TALENTED CINEMATOGRAPHER AND PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE C-GATE ;PER IMDB,  Currently directing, and editing a documentary series called “Still in the Game” about important figures in their own field that have lived through many changes and instead of retiring, they remain active and well respected in their fields.
The C Gate Cinematographer Silver Spark Films/Basil Moore
The C Gate Production Designer Siver Spark Films/Basil Moore
Still in The Game Director/editor

THE AMAZINGLY MODEST AND TALENTED EMAD ASFOURY OF THE CANNES FILM SELECTION SHORT, “THE C-GATE”. HE SAID, ‘ The C Gate film directed by Basil Moore and photographed by me, we had help by 65 other amazing individuals!

 
(SHELLY SKANDRANI AS A YOUNG JEWISH WOMAN IN THE HOLOCAUST IN DUSTIN HOFFMAN’S “THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC”.)
 
Shelly has travelled world-wide stoking her curiosity, love for life and insatiable, relentless learning dynamic.  She has studied extensively amongst many diverse genres and creative projects, starting in plays on London, England’s Theater stages at the age of nine.  Shelly extended her education in Israel at 20, where she not only earned The President’s Award, but also further honed her acting skills at the prestigious Beit Zvi Academy and has showcased her abilities within a myriad of complex and diverse characters and themes. “I am happy to announce” gushed the beautiful doe eyed actress, Shelly Skandrani, “that I have been cast to play Eva, a young Jewish woman, who shares complex and potentially explosive views about war experiences with an American girl, Louise (Barbie Mabee) in an airport terminal.  This is directed by the internationally acclaimed director and composer, Basil Moore(Asfouri); who has worked with talent such as Julian Fellows, Andrew Thomas Jensen (Oscar winner), Joseph Fiennes,  Mini Driver, Michael Kamen, Catherine Bailey, Clive Brill, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, Kent Walwin, Ilya Salkind, Richard Harris and Fiona McAlpine, in addition to having produced movies like, Magic City(TV series); Time and Tide;Who’s the Horse and Who’s the Rider?; The Harder They Fall;Suicide Blonde; and Atonement–(2012 GCB(TV series) (post-production coordinator – 1 episode).
THE OFFICIAL INFO IN FRENCH OF THE C- GATE–CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.

THE C-GATE—With Emad Asfoury, Barbie Mabee, Sayed Badreya, Sarah Dawson, Basil Moore, Shelly Skandrani, Sean Usc, Declan Joyce and sean usc at FRANCE.
With Emad Asfoury, Barbie Mabee, Sayed Badreya, Sarah Dawson, Basil Moore, Shelly Skandrani, Sean Usc, Declan Joyce and sean usc at FRANCE.

Indeed Skandrani’s, born in Israel, yet reared in London, England, path has been like a musical and artistic labrinth, meandering through and encompassing stints in theater, tv, film, dance,  and improvisation culminating with her evolution and metamorphosis into a confident, multifaceted, artist with fierce views, via a fiesty, steel willed conduit—–talent that has been set on a  scale of 1 to 10, and posting always as a “CAN’T MISS” from day one!. The “marriage” of Shelly’s artistic gifts and Basil Moore’s guidance and “battle tested” life’s experiences, is sure to set the world on its heels, making it not only take notice of THE  C-Gate, but also, acknowledge the emergence of possibly one of the top new actors in Hollywood, as Skandrani’s performance cuts straight through the heart, deep into the bone, nestling finally into one’s spiritual marrow. The two women brought to life by Skandrani and Barbee, are from two completely different and distinct worlds; The two women brought to life by Skandrani and Mabee, are from two completely different and distinct worlds; One, a female ex-military Israeli living very alertly, in an explosive war filled reality, versus the almost idyllic, rock and roll, white picket fence, sheltered fairy tale presumption, “everything is going to be all right and all is right with the world virtual suburban reality”. Skandrani explained, ‘Maurice, I’m against war but my character says it like it is “war is a reality”, being Israeli- that’s a scary risk to take, I don’t want people misunderstanding and thinking I agree with war, I don’t at all!  Our two characters are just vehicles through which to show how society deals with war, some ignore it, some hold peace rallies, some give up and accept it, but in the end, everybody suffers, except those who make money off of it, and THEY are to blame, not either sides”.

 

 

SHELLY SKANDRANI IS AN INTERNATIONAL FORCE IN PRINT, MEDIA AND FILM. SHE IS A MULTIPLE THREAT–ACTRESS, MODEL, WRITER, DANCER, AND SINGER……..AND SOON PRODUCER OF HER OWN PROJECT———“WORLDS  APART”.

IN THE “INFAMOUS” AIRPORT IN “THE C-GATE”.

Trodding amongst such circles as “Spider Man’s , Kirsten Dunst, the late and talented, Brittany Murphy, “Clueless” in  award winning actor-producer, Dustin Hoffman’s highly acclaimed and disturbing rendition of the Holocaust, entitled, “The Devil’s Arithmetic”, Shelly Skandrani has launched her spirit and written her name on the hearts of all who witnessed her performance, as a young Jewish woman, suffering in the hell that Adolph Hitler unleashed upon the Jewish people during World War 2. In fact, Dustin Hoffman was so taken with Skandrani that he wrote a letter of recommendation for her visa.  Shelly Skandrani was the recipient of The American Israel Cultural Award of Excellence in 2004 and again in 2005, and also The Ministry of Culture of Israel Award of Excellence in 2006. Skandrani said, ‘Maurice, I missed out on a project because of visa issues, which deeply hurt me, but I ended up getting The Devil’s Arithmetic because I was available. Funny how things workout sometimes huh?’

THE BEAUTIFUL SHELLY SKANDRANI HEAD SHOT.

 

Now, firmly in Basil Moore’s radar, Shelly Skandrani shere the C-Gate’s alluring and blindingly hot aura with other heavy weights, such as Egyptian actor, Sayed Badreya, of Iron Man fame; “Don’t Mess With the Zohan”; “True Lies”; “The Space Between”; “Movie 32”; “The Three Stooges”; “The Dictator”; “Uncharted 3″(video game); opposite Robert Downey Jr.; Adam Sandler; Director, James Cameron; Oscar Nominated actress, Melissa Leo; OSCAR WINNER, Halle Berry; The Farrell Brothers, respectively, and also with Oscar nominated Director, Rachid Bouchareb in “Just Like a Woman”. And BRITISH ACTRESS/ WRITER, SARAH LYNN DAWSON’S, “THE C-GATE”, also had a minor role in the monster hit, as well..

 

TONY MOTZENBACKER –DAD IN SHELLY SKANDRANI’S SHORT, “WORLD’S APART’. FACEBOOK PICTURE OF THE PLAY. “OF MICE AND MEN”.

 

THE BEAUTIFUL SHELLY SKANDRANI–HEAD SHOT.

Most importantly, one should never think or feel that Shelly Skandrani is an unfeeling movie making spirit and totally untouched by the world! Shelly has a charity which she really loves and she really wants others to join her in helping them out named, NA’AMAT, whose mission is to, ‘Enhance the status of women and children in Israel and the United States.  We are part of an… international movement that raises funds to support the social service projects of NA’AMAT.  NA’AMAT USA advocates on issues relating to women’s rights, the welfare of children, education and the United States-Israel relationship. We serve all citizens of Israel.’

“My plan was to become successful and then use my fame and money to support different charities around the world, one day I realized plan A was taking too long, I lost patience and decided to join a charity right now, why put things off?”

In addition, further showing her soft sentimental heart,  Shelly explained that she is also endeavoring to “raise” her baby. Seriously, she never said that but, her baby is a short film—–”WORLD’S APART”—- that is very, very dear to her heart.  Shelly went on to say,  ” Jane (Shelly Skandrani) is about to get married and start a family, when she realizes that something is missing in her heart and goes to search for her long lost step sister Bridgette (Lauren Byrnes) to try and piece everything back together and mend old wounds”.  Knowing Skandrani, her short will be a great work. She expounded on her short film as such: ‘ And a little bit about the short film I wrote, produced and starred in.  We didn’t talk about it much, but I’d be grateful if you talked about it seeing as this is my baby right now!It’s actually based on a true story, I had a step sister and we lost touch and recently re-connected, she lives in Manchester, England.It’s been a huge challenge to lift a project all on my own back- so to speak- but I got tired of waiting around for other people to put things together and decided it was time I stepped up and allowed myself the opportunity to really stretch my boundaries and test my capabilities.Right now its in post production, the film was shot in some amazing locations with little to no budget!  with some amazing actors, and the crew was amazing too!

There’s no official poster yet but  attached  is a photo from the set with Skandrani, the young girls, one of the mom’s and the sound guy.‘  Shelly Skandrani’s  character is Jane; Tony Motzenbacker plays the dad. Lauren Byrnes the step sister.  Jennifer Lockhart, (only 10), according to Skandrani,is a great opera singer and  performed in front of hundreds in her community theatre and sports games. Nikki Weiss (7 years old) plays the young Bridgette.

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THE BEAUTIFUL SHELLY SKANDRANI–SHINING BRIGHTLY BEFORE THE WORLD. CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ACTRESS.

THE BEAUTIFUL SHELLY SKANDRANI IN “JAFFE MAGAZINE”.
THE BEAUTIFUL SHELLY SKANDRANI IN “JAFFE MAGAZINE”.

THE CAST OF “THE C-GATE”….CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION SHORT SCREENING.

SHELLY POSING FOR JAFFE MAGAZINE-LOOKING GREAT!

 
In conclusion, the very humble  Shelly Skandrani is possibly riding an internationally galvanized, star studded  star vehicle——THE C-GATE—– into  the fast lane, as the CANNE’S FILM FESTIVAL is not only one of the most world renowned and prestigious venues to showcase one’s skills, but at times, participants are thrust into international stardom, having been immersed in its star glitzed aura!! In addition, “anyone who is anyone”, as they say, will definitely be in the line of fire of a direct shot from Shelly Skandrani’s magical craft. Not only has  the dynamic duo, C-Gate writer, Sarah Lynn Dawson, and multifaceted, incredibly talented music composer and producer, Basil Moore, created, produced, and unleashed a provocatively, powerfully polished and time relevant epic short film, with social relevance,  but they have also created a hit with the potential to launch everyone connected to it into a  global- media- heaven-like-artful- stratosphere mode. And Skandrani is the cherry atop  this cinematic pie. No doubt we will  be lusting to see what lies in her future and what her C-Gate performance spawns, as she is constantly moving, traveling, experimenting.Finally, Shelly Skandrani said ” I have to create. IT IS A PROCESS. I start, create, give it out and receive it back. Then I start all over again!!'”  Flight Skandrani is boarding at  THE C-GATE…..ALL ABOARD!!!!!
Full cast and crew for
The C Gate (2013)
Directed by
Basil Moore
Writing credits

(in alphabetical order)

Sarah Lynn Dawson written by
Basil Moore story
Cast (in credits order)
Shelly Skandrani Eva
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sayed Badreya Iraqi Messenger
Jordan Bettinger Newscaster
Sarah Lynn Dawson Clare
Sean Delon Arms Dealer
Declan Joyce FBI Special Agent
Rylin Knox Zealous reporter
Barbie Mabee
(WORLDS APART)
Lauren Byrnes

Lauren Byrnes

Height

5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

Mini Biography

American actress, Lauren Byrnes, is from Aspen, Colorado. Lauren first fell in love with acting when she saw the Fiddler on the roof at the age of 11. Right away she got heavily involved with church productions and theater at school. College was the real ‘ah ha’ moment. She was on stage performing in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and was so into it, that she forgot there was an audience. At the same time in her life, she found snowboarding. Lauren took 5 years off her “plans” in life and became a snowboarder. Yet after all the fun, she got that call to act again. She now has a great foundation and is chugging away towards her goals. One of her goals was to have a try at all the job’s on set, so that she would be more of an asset then a hindrance. So she has done everything from being a pa to, crafty, stand in, art department, casting, boom, grips, 2nd AD, 1st AD, and even wrote and directed a commercial. She believes that the best way to appreciate everyone and what they do is to try it yourself.

When she’s not acting, you can find her at Runyon canyon with her dog. She also has been doing salsa for 6 years. An avid learner, First up, to take a stunt driving class to learn how to do a j turn, to write a book, and to learn how to play ice hockey, which she is currently learning she just suck’s at the skating part. Also after taking jujitsu for 3 years she is looking to take another martial arts class, yet undecided as to which one.

IMDb Mini Biography By: lauren byrn

 

TONY MOTZENBACKER IS THE DAD IN SHELLY SKANDRANI’S SHORT FILM, “WORLD’S APART”. SHOWN HERE IN A FACEBOOJ PICTURE OF THE PLAY, “OF MICE AND MEN”.

 

 

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I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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